SOIT x SOE Destress Night!

The much needed de-stress night was the perfect way for Monashians to wrap up a long semester’s work of deadlines and assignments. Held by the SOIT and SOE for students on the 27th of May, from 6:30PM -10:30PM; this event was one of the many coveted for occasions post-covid by everyone. Expectations and excitement for…

Stacks of History

You whisper in my ear about the rumours. It’s no surprise you’ve heard them  “Some of the kids have sex in the stacks.”  You glance over at me, a devilish smirk on a perfect face I suppose it’s no coincidence you tell me this when we’re searching for history books Your tongue darts out to…

MPAC Presents: A Night of Drama

To conclude the hectic month of May, Monash Performing Arts Club (MPAC) hosted their annual Night of Drama on the 30th and 31st of May, the first time since campus reopened. Registration was done through google forms and was priced at only RM5 for students to enjoy a collection of five acts, each spanning around…

LGBTQ+ Corner: Metamorphosis (Open for submissions!)

In accordance with Pride Month, MONGA would like to introduce our new and permanent LGBTQ Corner, a thematic submission-based writing and media project that will be conducted from now til the end of this year, that aims to ensure that we celebrate our peers in the community not just for a month, but to ensure…

MONCH! @Mingle Cafe

Located in Jalan Sultan, one stop away from Pasar Seni and amidst a line-up of various other tempting cafes, Mingle Cafe sits unassumingly, its entrance covered in foliage and plants, as if trying to set itself apart from its competition. Immediately upon entering you’re greeted with an enticing, extensive collection of cakes, pastries, loaves and…

GRN Outdoor Movie Night!

Amidst the stifling, stress-filled haze that was Week 11, came a saviour in the form of Monash’s Green Representative Network (GRN) Outdoor Movie Night which was held on the 18th of May 2022 at 6.30 pm. Admission into the event was free of charge however students who had pre-registered but all students who were interested…

MUSA Did What #4: Sem 1 BEGONE!

Very much like Steven Grant in Moon Knight, I feel as if reaching Week 12 has been a definite out of body experience that has left me with more questions than answers (How did I get here?? When did I get here?? Why do I have 25 unread emails from lecturers??) Fortunately, as the final…

Favorite Crime: My favorite liar

I remember being the age when I could barely reach up to push the ninth-floor button of the elevator to my apartment, and only if I tip-toed and stretched my arm to the fullest. I remember that just around this age, I lied to my mother. I don’t quite recall what the lie was about…

Favorite Crime: August

The way a song near-perfectly encapsulates the exact sentiment or experience you’re going through at a moment in time. The way a song takes your heart and warmly cradles it, comforting you, while simultaneously breaking it apart, obliterating you. For me, that song was August by Taylor Swift. The parallels were unsettling and uncanny –…

Favorite Crime: Better

*Disclaimer: A toxic portrayal of love All the things I did, just so I could call you mine. At the end, it all boiled down to actions he could not take back. The severed friendships, the late night shouting matches with his mother, the mountain of debt accumulating in his bank account. There were other…

Favorite Crime: Almost

“If my heart can ever open again, there would be space for the two of us. Maybe in another universe we could’ve wished upon all the shooting stars. Maybe the skies would’ve been as iridescent as your eyes, reflecting away all the worry in the world but refracting my image. Maybe we could’ve had a…

Favorite Crime: 5 Stages of Grief

They say there are five stages of grief.  Stage 1: Denial  I’m okay.  No, I’m not  I don’t miss you.  I miss you so much that the mere mention of your name renders me powerless Why did it have to be you? I don’t know.  There are so many things that, deep in my heart…

Favorite Crime: It’ll Be Okay

A short story inspired heavily by Shawn Mendes’s It’ll Be Okay. Are we gonna make it? The thought ran wildly through my mind. A slow decay, that’s the reality of us. Yes, life happens and it occasionally gets in the way. But I sensed it began with fewer texts, fewer calls, less of everything that…

Mother, Am I Woman Now?

Mother, I wore that dress you bought, it’s pink, with frills around the bottom. You did my hair up in that ponytail and made me wear some lipstick. You told me girls are supposed to look pretty all the time. I’m five, but I hope I’m more of a girl now. Mother, it’s hard for…

Humans of Monash: Jensen

There’s a word sonder, and sonder if I’m not mistaken is the realization that everyone has their own story, their own struggles, their own everyday life. I feel like I’m always drawn to people. I always love just getting to know people and know their story, because everyone has a story worth telling and I…